The Leadership Alliance at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA hosted a major speaking event entitled, “Ending Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan,” with special guest speakers Mavis Leno, head of the Feminist Majority’s Campaign to Help Afghan Women, and Kathy Spillar, Executive Vice President of the Feminist Majority Foundation. This event was co-sponsored by USC’s Unruh Institute of Politics and USC’s Center for Feminist Research. The group garnered press coverage of the event from 5 TV stations and other local media.
1/27/2015 Marissa Alexander To Be Released from Prison - Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from prison today, where she spent the last three years of her life after firing a warning shot into the air to defend herself from her estranged and abusive husband. . . .
1/27/2015 Mormon Church Moves To Protect Gay Rights - In a rare news conference today, leaders of the Mormon Church said the Church is promising to support housing and job protections for the LGBT community in exchange for legal protections for believers who object to others' behavior.
According to the Associated Press, Church leaders are making an appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.
It's not clear how much common ground Mormons will find with this new campaign, the Associated Press story continued. . . .